‘Straight’ Girls

We’ve seen this on queer-themed programs like Orange Is the New Black, and it often permeates into real life as well: one queer woman isn’t interested in another queer woman, so the rejected woman calls the other woman “straight.” I think that queer women calling other queer women straight is the queer woman’s equivalent of…

And the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program Goes to… Misogyny?

With the Emmy Awards on September 22, I decided to check out the list of nominations for 2013, and I’m disappointed. A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I were watching an episode of South Park from season nine in which Cartman eats all the breading off a bucket of KFC, leaving no good parts…

‘Not All Men Are Like That’

I’ve heard this counter-argument almost every single time I’ve tried to bring up a feminist issue with a man: “but not all men are like that!” I know.  Not all men are rapists.  Not all men abuse their significant others.  Not all men actively oppress women.  I get it.  Moving on. Having your gender generalized…

What We Can Learn From Charles Ramsey

In a recent interview with Charles Ramsey, the man who saved three women who had been missing for a decade, he was asked how he felt about all the attention he was getting from media outlets. His response? “I don’t even want it.” Ramsey went on to say that he’s human and that he did…

Top 5: Tips for Men’s Advice Columns

1) Stop Shaming Women’s Bodies Comic by fatgirlyay I recently came across this gem from AskMen.com: “Top 10: Subtle Ways To Tell Her She’s Getting Fat.”  Not only does this article perpetuate the idea that fat bodies—and fat women’s bodies in particular—are unacceptable, but it doesn’t do straight men any favors, either. If it’s not…